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Copyright & Terms of Use Agreement

Ad-Duha’s mission is to help families provide their children with quality Islamic materials. Therefore, we ask that our customers help us by adhering to the following policies. These policies are intended to protect the intellectual property (i.e., online, print, and software media) of Ad-Duha so that we can continue to develop and produce quality products for children, Insha-Allah.

Only through the blessings of Allah and the support of families and organizations like your own can Ad-Duha continue to serve the Ummah.  Use of the Ad-Duha website signifies that you have read, understood, and agreed to the following.

COPYRIGHT (PRINT & E-BOOKS)

AT HOME: All Ad-Duha books (print and e-book) are copyrighted. Purchasing books entitles you to use the books in your own home for yourself and your children; it DOES NOT grant ownership of the copyright or permission to distribute or share the books with others in any form (print or digital), even if done for free or as a favor to family and friends. Please remember that by purchasing products from Ad-Duha, you support the development of even more products for your children and their children in the future, Insha-Allah.

SCHOOLS & HOMESCHOOL GROUPS: For schools/homeschool groups wanting to use our products with students and or staff, we offer wholesale discounts of up to 50% (see the wholesale section below), making it affordable for all of your students to benefit from professionally published, high-quality textbooks, workbooks, and storybooks.  Please remember that by purchasing books, you are supporting the development of more products by Ad-Duha that will benefit your school in the future, Insha-Allah.

SCHOOL COPY LICENSE: If your school cannot afford discounted wholesale books, we offer a School Copy License Agreement allowing you to print extra copies of a single set of books/e-books that you purchase. The copies you make may only be used for your educational program's staff and/or officially enrolled students. To see the full terms and conditions of the license agreement or to apply, click here

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:  If you wish to post a testimonial or review of Ad-Duha products on your social media account/s, first of all, Jazak-Allah! Second,  please limit pictures of Ad-Duha books to covers front and/or back and no more than ten sample pages (as images, not as a PDF) from each book. If reviewing an entire book series, please limit the number of books you post pictures/sample pages to no more than five from each book series. If you are unsure if your use of the books will violate the copyright or if you would like to collaborate with Ad-Duha, contact us for further clarification or details.

Please be aware that posting Ad-Duha books online (except as mentioned above), transferring them to a third-party printer/copier to be printed, shared through email, posting to file-sharing sites/apps/services, or making additional copies (digital or print) for others (for free or for sale) is a breach of the copyright. All copyrights remain the sole property of Ad-Duha Institute. For more information on copyright law in Islaam, please see the references below (Fataawa Section).

DERIVATIVE WORKS: If you use Ad-Duha content, products, and/or services to produce a derivative work (i.e., translation, syllabus based on the Ad-Duha curriculum but rearranged differently, or worksheets that use Ad-Duha illustrations or format, etc.) whether offered for commercial sale or not, will be considered a breach of the Ad-Duha copyright and intellectual property rights. If you are unsure if your use of the books will violate the copyright, contact us for further clarification.

IDEA CONTRIBUTIONS: Occasionally, users may want to send suggestions or ideas to Ad-Duha to help improve our services and products. We welcome all suggestions for improvement and ideas for new products. However, if you submit an idea or a suggestion, you agree to the following:

 

  • The idea/suggestion is your own and is not anyone else's intellectual property.

  • You acknowledge that you will not claim royalties, copyright, intellectual property rights, recognition, or reimbursement of any kind if Ad-Duha uses your idea or suggestion.

  • You acknowledge that Ad-Duha will have sole and complete copyright over the idea or suggestion once you have submitted it. This will be the case whether the idea/suggestion is used at the time of submission or at some time in the future.

 

If you do not feel comfortable with these conditions, please do not submit your idea or suggestion to Ad-Duha. Ad-Duha receives ideas/suggestions from users all over the world. If an idea, material, product, or anything produced by Ad-Duha resembles an idea that you had but did not submit to Ad-Duha, this resemblance is entirely coincidental, and you may not claim royalties, copyright, intellectual property rights, recognition, or reimbursement of any kind if Ad-Duha for coincidental similarities. Ad-Duha strictly enforces the copyrights of others and makes every reasonable effort to avoid breaching any copyright or intellectual property rights. Ad-Duha has a policy of giving credit for ideas/materials where and when appropriate.

 

RE-POSTING: Ad-Duha does not allow the reposting of any of its content (including purchased print books and/or e-books) on other sites on the Internet (i.e., including websites, blogs, forums, newsgroups, or any other format, private or public networks, that exist now or in the future), except in the case of a specific written licensing agreement for that purpose. Content is defined as any products, images, text, documents, formats, web pages, web designs, source code, or software; in short, anything that is on, accessible from, or purchased from Ad-Duha.

WHOLESALE  DISCOUNTS

SCHOOLS | ORGANIZATIONS | HOMESCHOOL GROUPS: If you would like to use Ad-Duha products in your school/organization/group (in whole or in part for students and/or as a resource for teachers), we do offer wholesale discounts of up to 50%. To get a wholesale quote for your school, complete the form here.

Please note that purchasing one set of books (print or e-book) and then making copies of these (print or digital) to distribute to staff, teachers, students, and/or families violates the copyright. If you are unsure if your use of the books will violate the copyright, contact us for further clarification. No company, school, organization, or individual may resell or distribute (even if done for free) Ad-Duha materials, books, software, curricula, and/or website content without the written consent of Ad-Duha. Please see the School Copy License Section above.

This also includes any action that would be construed to infer directly or indirectly that any organization other than Ad-Duha is the publisher or took part in publishing Ad-Duha books. For example (but not limited to) adding a logo or website/social media contact information to Ad-Duha books, removing the Ad-Duha logo/website/publication/copyright information, or representing Ad-Duha books as the work or product of any other organization.

BOOKSTORES: We offer wholesale discounts if you want to sell Ad-Duha books in your bookstore. To request a wholesale quote, fill out this form.

Please note that purchasing one set of books (print or e-book) and then making copies of these (print or digital) to resell violates the copyright. If you are unsure if your use of the books will violate the copyright, please contact us for further clarification. No company or individual may resell or distribute (even if done for free) Ad-Duha materials, books, software, curricula, and/or website content without the written consent of Ad-Duha.

This also includes any action construed to infer directly or indirectly that any organization other than Ad-Duha is the publisher or took part in publishing Ad-Duha books. For example (but not limited to) adding a logo or website/social media contact information to Ad-Duha books, removing the Ad-Duha logo/website/publication/copyright information, or representing Ad-Duha books as the work or product of any other organization.

FATAAWA (RELIGIOUS RULINGS) REGARDING COPYRIGHTS AND THE SALE OF PRODUCTS TEACHING ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE

 

Some customers have contacted Ad-Duha with questions regarding copyrights, particularly about selling products teaching Islamic knowledge. Therefore, we have posted some of the decisions of the scholars (Fatwa) on these issues so that these matters can be understood based on a correct understanding of the Shari'ah (Islamic Law).

 

The Fiqh Council of the Muslim World League Makkah al-Mukarramah 

 

The author and inventor should have rights with regard to that which they have written and invented, and this right is something that belongs to them according to Shari'ah. It is not permissible for anyone to take it away from them without their permission... Similarly, neither the publisher with whom the author makes a  deal nor anyone else has the right to change any of the content of the book or to change anything else without the author's consent.

The Islamic Fiqh Council in Jeddah, belonging to the Organization of the Islamic Conference

Trade names, company names, trademarks, writings, and inventions are all the copyright of their owners or authors, which in modern practice have acquired monetary value. These rights are respected by Sharee'ah, and it is not permissible to transgress against them. The owner of these rights has the right to dispose of them, and no one should transgress against them.

The Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fataawa Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

It is not permissible to make copies of  programs (software) whose authors have forbidden the making of copies without their permission because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  said: "The Muslims are bound by their conditions." And he (peace and  blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever reaches a permissible thing  first (i.e., the author/inventor) has more right to it."

Fatwa from Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him)

In regard to the permissibility of breaking a copyright: If the authorities (government or international law for example) forbid that (breaking the copyright), then it is not permissible because Allah has enjoined us to obey those who are in authority, except it if involves disobedience to Allah, but banning the copying of these things is not disobedience to Allah.

Islamic Fiqh Council 

(concerning the sale of products containing Islamic knowledge)  

Undoubtedly the authors of these tapes and CDs have expended time, effort, and money to produce them, and there is nothing in Sharee'ah to indicate that they should not take the profits that result from this work. The one who transgresses against their rights is wronging them and consuming their wealth unlawfully.

Shaykh Muhammad Baazmool 
Umm Al-Quraa University in Makkah

In regards to copyrighted material being posted on the internet without the author's knowledge: The answer to this is found in what I have already said since this action of his is a kind of transgression against the intellectual property rights (copyrights) of his Muslim brother. And this action of his is similar to stealing, as this is stealing intellectual property rights (copyrights), and stealing as defined in the Shari'ah, is taking things that are valued at a quarter of a deenaar (coin, or unit money, used at the time of the prophet) or more. I say that it is upon the one who has done this action to hide this material (i.e., by removing the page), seek permission from the owner, and not publish it until after this permission is obtained.

In regards to those who make derivative works based on the original without permission: And if he has taken some liberties with this material, making changes to it, and has acted with tadlees (deception), then this is a crime that he has committed against the owner of this material, and a transgression against the brother who did the work of translating the material and making footnotes to it, and has done an action that is not permissible.

And no doubt, the people of wara', the people of the Religion, the people of taqwa are keen to do things in a way to achieve (barakah) blessings. And blessings do not come in a thing done in this manner. So if the information is being taken in this manner, then it will be void of any blessing.

And it is upon all of us to work hard to teach the people these affairs. And every person should respect the rights of others so that this kind of affair does not take place, as it is a form of transgression against the rights (of the people). Islam calls to the preservation of these kinds of rights, to uphold them, and to not transgress (against others) or commit crimes like these, and Allah knows best.

WEBSITE ACCESS

Access to and use of any Ad-Duha site (www.ad-duha.org) is provided by Ad-Duha Institute, Inc., subject to the following terms:
 

By accessing and using Ad-Duha, you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all of the following terms, please do not access and/or use any Ad-Duha site. Ad-Duha may change these terms at any time by posting changes on this page.

 

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES: Ad-Duha does provide links to third-party sites on its websites. These links are included to offer users more information, services, and materials that Ad-Duha believes will be beneficial. However, Ad-Duha does not control the third-party sites or guarantee these sites or their content. By placing their link on our site, we are not endorsing the site or its contents.

 

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Ad-Duha content is provided in an "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law. Ad-Duha cannot be held liable for any loss incurred to a user through its website or materials. Ad-Duha does not give any warranty, either expressed or implied, on the fitness of its services, information, or materials for specific purposes. We do not guarantee that our websites, products, services, and /or materials are free of errors or viruses.

 

COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

 

Because we gather certain information about our users, you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding using that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

 

COOKIES: The following cookies are stored in your browser when using our website to provide you with the best possible experience. You may remove these cookies from your browser at any time by erasing your browsing history (ensure you have checked off the option to delete cookies). Note: This will erase all cookies from your browser, including those from other websites. 

 

Cookie Name  /  Lifespan  /  Purpose

 

svSession  /  Permanent  /  Creates activities and BI

hs  /  Session  /  Security

incap_ses_${Proxy-ID}_${Site-ID}  /  Session  /  Security

incap_visid_${Proxy-ID}_${Site-ID}  /  Session  /  Security

nlbi_{ID}  /  Persistent cookie  /  Security

XSRF-TOKEN  /  Persistent cookie  /  Security

smSession  /  Two weeks  /  Identify logged in site members

INFORMATION GATHERED: Information that we collect is obtained in two ways: optional, voluntary form submissions (i.e., contact us, reviews, email, mailing list subscription, etc.) and general browsing data collected when you access any page on our website (i.e., page clicks, type of device/ browser, region, pages visited, etc.).  

 

Under no circumstances does Ad-Duha Institute divulge any information about an individual user to a third party except in fulfilling the user's request for information, services or to purchase materials (i.e., we use your mailing address to ship materials via USPS,  use your e-mail address to send a bill through PayPal, or use your browsing data to improve our website services and functionality).

Ad-Duha does transmit its forms through service providers like PayPal, Square, UPS, USPS, FedEx, Payhip, Luluxpress, and Wix. As with any communication transmitted over the web, there is a possibility that a third party could intercept the information without the knowledge of Ad-Duha. Ad-Duha cannot guarantee that such interception will not occur.

 

CHILDREN: Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. 

USE OF INFORMATION: Ad-Duha uses any information voluntarily given by our users only to meet the user's specific requests (i.e., respond to a Contact Us message or provide information by standard or e-mail). Your information will not be used for advertising or marketing purposes except when subscribing to our mailing list. In this case, only you will receive messages detailing our products/services or promotional offers from time to time.

 

Ad-Duha never shares its mailing lists with advertisers, sponsors, or partners. We will not share information about individual users with any third party except to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

 

SECURITY: Ad-Duha utilizes web service providers with secure data networks protected by industry-standard firewalls and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

YOUR CONSENT: By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Ad-Duha. If you are uncomfortable with any aspect of our use of your information, please do not use our website or services and contact us to review or delete any information that has already been gathered from your use of our website/services (see GDPR Compliance below).

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): In compliance with the GDPR guidelines enacted by the European Union, you may request at any time to get a complete listing of all information that our site has gathered and have that report, known as a Request to Access, emailed to you. You may also request at any time that all information gathered regarding your interaction with our site be erased, known as a Request to be Forgotten. Either request can be made by contacting us. We will make all efforts to respond to such requests within 30 days.

CONTRACT SEVERABILITY

 

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable because of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms, and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

 

WITNESS

 

We take Allah as a witness in all of our affairs. May He grant us benefit from what is good in it and protect us from any harm. 

 

 

Updated 8/25/2023

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